Call for Candidates- GWP West Africa Chairperson

Global Water Partnership West Africa (GWP-WA), the regional body of Global Water Partnership (GWP), is seeking applications for the recruitment of its Chairperson. The Global Water Partnership aims at supporting countries in the sustainable management of their water resources with a view to achieving their development goals. GWP recognizes that the overall development goals of poverty eradication, social and economic well-being and protection of natural resources cannot be achieved if water resources are not managed in a sustainable manner.

GWP's mission is is to advance governance and management of water resources for sustainable and equitable development. GWP support States and all stakeholders in the sustainable management of their water resources in order to achieve their related development goals. It does so in particular through the promotion of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) at all levels.

The function of the Chairperson of GWP-WA is to lead GWP-WA in achieving its core mission of promoting water security in West Africa. In particular, the Chairperson works to build alliances and fortify research, expertise and information networks in the West African region in order to strengthen the institutional capacities of the States and the various stakeholders in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). The Chairperson of the West Africa Regional Water Partnership chairs the Partners' Assembly and the Steering Committee and represents the Partnership in all civil acts.

He/she is recruited by the Steering Committee for a two-year term, renewable only once.

Candidates for the position of Chair of GWP-WA must be political, scientific or technical personalities from one of the West African countries with recognized experience in cooperation and partnership building.

The missions of the Chairperson of GWP-WA are detailed in the TORs for the Steering Committee members including the Chairperson as well.

The GWP-WA Chairperson must be able to commit approximately ten weeks per year, including participation in the two annual Steering Committee meetings and the biennial Partners' Assembly meeting, each of which may be held over two to three days in a West African country.

The GWP-WA Chairperson receives a limited remuneration depending on the availability of the budget and on the efforts made. The daily rate of remuneration of the Chairperson is set by the GWP-WA Steering Committee. In case of mission on behalf of GWP-WA, all travel, accommodation and per diem expenses of the Chairperson shall be borne by GWP-WA according to the rates set by the Global Water Partnership Organization (GWPO) Global Executive Secretariat.

The working languages of GWP-WA are French and English.

The recruited Chairperson is expected to take office on late September/early October 2021 after his/her confirmation by the Assembly of Partners

Applications for the position of GWP-WA Chair must be received by the GWP-WA Regional Executive Secretariat by Friday, May 29, 2021 11:59 PM the latest.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

The application must include:

  • a recent signed Curriculum Vitae;
  • a list of three (3) references with their email address and telephone contacts. 

Applications should be sent by email to:

GWP-WA Executive Secretariat

05 BP 6552 Ouagadougou 05

Telephone: +226 25 36 18 28/ 25 48 31 93

Burkina Faso

E-mail: and

General information on GWP and GWP/WA is obtained on GWP website: and


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